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The First Sentence
Just about every writer dreams of writing words that will have a lasting effect on civilization. Wouldn’t it be awesome if at least one line from each of your books tended to stay in people's minds?
The Fear Report - a Review
"The Fear Report", written by Elizabeth Massie, is a collection of thirty-two short stories that are guaranteed to send chills down your spine.
The Ex Chronicles - a Review
"The Ex Chronicles", written by Carol Taylor, is a character-driven novel that succeeds in emotionally involving the reader in the lives of each of its main characters – Precious, Bella, Zenobia, Hope, and later on, Portia.
The Eternal Sphinxman - a Review
The Eternal Sphinxman is a hard-to-put-down mystery/thriller that takes place in southern Louisiana. The plot did remind me just a bit of And Then There Were None, but the story, complete with a crazed, psychotic killer, does not take place on an island from which there is no escape.
The Enchanted Flounder – a Review
One of the creative writing exercises I have suggested is to rewrite a fairy tale. Susan Meredith has done just this. She has rewritten many of the fairy tales full of wicked people and scary imagery to make them child friendly.
The Echo Man - a Review
When "The Echo Man", by Richard Montanari, opens, we find famous cellist Christa-Marie calmly playing her cello as the man she butchered bleeds to death. She doesn't have any remorse about what she has done and openly confesses to the murder, although she does admit that she is scared.
The Day Before the Berlin Wall - a Review
"The Day Before the Berlin Wall" is an alternate history of espionage during the Cold War. The author is T.H.E. Hill, who served with the Army Security Agency in Berlin during the mid-1970s.
The Darker Side of Santa Writing Prompts
Did you know that there was a dark side to jolly old Santa Claus? Well, maybe not a dark side to Santa himself, but he does have different dark companions that are supposed to accompany him on his gift giving journey, companions whose job it is to punish the ones that have been naughty.
The Dark - a Review
Are you afraid when you can’t see the things around you? Do you fear the complete and total blackness of night? When I was a little girl I was afraid of the dark, but the monsters I was afraid of were all in my mind. In The Dark by Jason Brant, there really is a reason to be afraid of the dark.
The Daguerreotypist - a Review
The Daguerreotypist, written by Chris Savio, has some history, a time-traveling serial killer, a demon, romance, murder, and suspense. It was really, really good. Have you ever wished that you lived in a more perfect placCe? Take a closer look. Your life may be more perfect than you think.
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